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Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Catalyst, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Chicago is about the same temperature as NYC, having lived in both cities.

    BS.
     
  2. edinatlanta

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    within a range of about 10 degrees.
    That's actually a big range.
     
  3. Catalyst

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    I think you mean that Georgetown would not have considered you, not the other way around.
    No, I meant what I said. I was accepted into Brown, I'm assuming I could have gotten into Georgetown... I know the weather is similar, it just seems like Chicago would have the wind factor from the jetstream coming off the lake. NYC has more buildings to block it, plus the wind isn't coming it from the water(it goes west to east).
     
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    I know the weather is similar, it just seems like Chicago would have the wind factor from the jetstream coming off the lake. NYC has more buildings to block it, plus the wind isn't coming it from the water(it goes west to east).
    lol.
     
  5. RSS

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    I know the weather is similar, it just seems like Chicago would have the wind factor from the jetstream coming off the lake. NYC has more buildings to block it, plus the wind isn't coming it from the water(it goes west to east).
    Don't walk over to the Hudson River (I'm thinking Riverside Drive or West End) on a cold windy day.
     
  6. Dashaansafin

    Dashaansafin Well-Known Member

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    No, I meant what I said. I was accepted into Brown, I'm assuming I could have gotten into Georgetown...



    I know the weather is similar, it just seems like Chicago would have the wind factor from the jetstream coming off the lake. NYC has more buildings to block it, plus the wind isn't coming it from the water(it goes west to east).


    You were accepted into Brown and decided to go to college in Flordia???
     
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    No, I meant what I said. I was accepted into Brown, I'm assuming I could have gotten into Georgetown...

    I know the weather is similar, it just seems like Chicago would have the wind factor from the jetstream coming off the lake. NYC has more buildings to block it, plus the wind isn't coming it from the water(it goes west to east).


    ROFL, have you ever walked between avenues in Midtown? It's like a hurricane minus the rain.

    You were accepted into Brown and decided to go to college in Flordia???

    This. No good schools in Florida unless you got a full ride and even then....
     
  8. Vigilant

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    No, I meant what I said. I was accepted into Brown, I'm assuming I could have gotten into Georgetown...



    I know the weather is similar, it just seems like Chicago would have the wind factor from the jetstream coming off the lake. NYC has more buildings to block it, plus the wind isn't coming it from the water(it goes west to east).


    Again, another misconception about Chicago. The moniker, the Windy City, has nothing to do with wind. The name is attributable to the loud mouth politicians of the late 19th century.

    Statistics have show Chicago to be just as windy, more or less, as NYC and Boston.
     
  9. JoelF

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    You were accepted into Brown and decided to go to college in Flordia???

    Don't forget, he's started and sold two companies, now wants to move to NYC to wait tables and try to land a finance job. [​IMG]
     
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    Don't forget, he's started and sold two companies, now wants to move to NYC to wait tables and try to land a finance job. [​IMG]
    Maybe they were teeny-tiny-little companies. And/or ... maybe he just want's to be an ordinary guy. This is not to say I've ever had a desire to be that.
     
  11. Dashaansafin

    Dashaansafin Well-Known Member

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    ^I hate internet liars.

    First you go to some school in Florida over Brown/Georgetown.

    Second you sold 2 companies and want to get into finance on Wall Street.

    Even if your companies were tiny, they should have AT LEAST netted 100k each. Any smaller I have no idea what the hell they were.

    I work on Wall Street (not back/mid office). I dont know why you would want to switch in over starting companies.
     
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    Again, another misconception about Chicago. The moniker, the Windy City, has nothing to do with wind. The name is attributable to the loud mouth politicians of the late 19th century.

    Statistics have show Chicago to be just as windy, more or less, as NYC and Boston.


    This is very interesting, I guess I never looked into it. I have however, spent plenty of days on Lake Erie, and it gets damned windy sometimes.


    ^I hate internet liars.

    First you go to some school in Florida over Brown/Georgetown.

    Second you sold 2 companies and want to get into finance on Wall Street.

    Even if your companies were tiny, they should have AT LEAST netted 100k each. Any smaller I have no idea what the hell they were.

    I work on Wall Street (not back/mid office). I dont know why you would want to switch in over starting companies.


    Firstly, I don't take kindly to being called a liar. You are making assumptions based upon incomplete data, and that is a fools folly; I had 100% scholarship to a FL school vs paying out of state tuition at an Ivy liberal arts school. No business program at all. At the time I was considering journalism and I applied with my best friend from high school. I got in and he didn't. It's none of your business but my companies were smaller than 100k, and I only sold one of them; I let the other dissolve.

    I want to relocate in NYC because 1. I am tired of Florida and feel like I am wasting my life here, and 2. I need money to invest in my current startup. That's all, no magic here. I like the idea of working for a consulting or finance company in particular because I can apply what I learn to businesses.



    [​IMG]

    lol.
     
  14. milosz

    milosz Well-Known Member

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    paying out of state tuition at an Ivy liberal arts school

    Uh....
     
  15. HgaleK

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    Uh....

    Maybe this?
     
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    OP update us in a few months with how this plan worked out...
     
  17. exaequo

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    This is very interesting, I guess I never looked into it. I have however, spent plenty of days on Lake Erie, and it gets damned windy sometimes.




    Firstly, I don't take kindly to being called a liar. You are making assumptions based upon incomplete data, and that is a fools folly; I had 100% scholarship to a FL school vs paying out of state tuition at an Ivy liberal arts school. No business program at all. At the time I was considering journalism and I applied with my best friend from high school. I got in and he didn't. It's none of your business but my companies were smaller than 100k, and I only sold one of them; I let the other dissolve.

    I want to relocate in NYC because 1. I am tired of Florida and feel like I am wasting my life here, and 2. I need money to invest in my current startup. That's all, no magic here. I like the idea of working for a consulting or finance company in particular because I can apply what I learn to businesses.





    lol.


    You still made a terrible choice, which doesn't speak well of your ability to think long-term. That being said, who would believe you when you say things like "out of state tuition" for Brown?
     
  18. Dashaansafin

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    ^No one does. Thats because either he's a liar or this scream how shitty Brown really is.

    1. No one cares if a good school has a business program. You think going to Villanova Business school will help you over Harvard?

    2. You need money to invest in your current startup. So you....work for it? This is so bad I dont know where to begin. Angel investors? VC funds?

    3. Finance to apply what I learn to business. HAHA this is the most laughable part. No part of "finance" either in banking of F500 corp finance at the analyst level will EVER help you run a business.
     
  19. kwilkinson

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    I know the weather is similar, it just seems like Chicago would have the wind factor from the jetstream coming off the lake. NYC has more buildings to block it, plus the wind isn't coming it from the water(it goes west to east).

    Uhhhh...... bro, you realize that all the water in Chicago is on the east side, right?
     
  20. bwonger06

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    3. Finance to apply what I learn to business. HAHA this is the most laughable part. No part of "finance" either in banking of F500 corp finance at the analyst level will EVER help you run a business.


    Qft. Banking (regardless of level) will not teach you how to run a company. Consulting will but your shot at a middle to top consulting firm is almost zero. Consulting is a lot more structured and they heavily recruit within the industry and/or from on-campus whereas most finance jobs just look for bodies willing to put in the 80 hours of work each week. The MBB's of the world only accept the best of the best and there are very few undergrads in their programs because they tend to be staffed with MBA'ers.

    I would not get into finance/consulting unless you want to end up working in private equity, investments, banking as a long term career. No point in killing yourself for two years if you are going to turn around and be an entrepreneur. I have networked with a few guys at top VC's (Battery, Silver Lake, etc.) and they all recommended working in field (i.e. a technology company specializing in software, etc.) over going the banking/consulting route because that stuff can always be learned latter.
     

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